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Metro Pictures Corporation

Overview
Works: 114 works in 233 publications in 1 language and 4,633 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Silent films  Comedy films  Short films  Romance films  Film adaptations  Slapstick comedy films  History  Parodies, imitations, etc  College life films 
Roles: Distributor, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Metro Pictures Corporation
 
Most widely held works by Metro Pictures Corporation
Camille by George Cukor( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life in 1847 Paris is as spirited as champagne and as unforgiving as the gray morning after. In gambling dens and lavish soirees, men of means exert their wills and women turned courtesans exult in pleasure
Our hospitality ; Sherlock Jr.( Visual )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our hospitality: A New York man returns to his southern antebellum home to find himself embroiled in a longstanding feud between his family and that of the woman he loves. Sherlock Jr.: Dramatizes the uproarious exploits of a meek theater projectionist turned amateur sleuth
Our hospitality by Buster Keaton( Visual )

17 editions published between 1923 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Sherlock Jr.] Dramatizes the uproarious exploits of a meek theater projectionist turned amateur sleuth
College by James W Horne( Visual )

7 editions published between 1927 and 2005 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[College] Ronald is an idealistic freshman who attends Clayton College in pursuit of higher learning, but finds himself instead embroiled in a war of athletics as he fights for the heart of his beloved coed, Mary. [The electric house] Buster turns an ordinary dwelling into an automated funhouse. [Hard luck] A suicidal Buster makes a final effort at fitting in with society at a swank country club. [The blacksmith] Mechanical mayhem is wrought in a blacksmith's shop
Steamboat Bill, Jr. by Buster Keaton( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Steamboat Bill, Jr.] Follows the adventures of a spoiled young man forced by his father to learn the ropes of riverboating. [Convict 13] Keaton struggles for survival inside prison walls. [Daydreams] Keaton tries to find his niche by trying out various professions
Buster Keaton( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of Buster Keaton's 19 classic silent short comedy films
The saphead by Buster Keaton( Visual )

8 editions published between 1920 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[The Saphead] Bertie, the spoiled son of a powerful Wall Street financier, pursues his individuality in a series of comic misadventures. [The high sign] Buster becomes unwittingly involved in a radical secret society known as the Blinking Buzzards. [One week] Keaton and his bride inherit a do-it-by numbers pre-fab house, only somebody has mixed up the numbers
Seven chances by Buster Keaton( Visual )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neighbors: Buster tries to woo his tenement sweetheart in spite of the barriers that stand between them
The saphead ; High sign ; One week( Visual )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[The Saphead] Bertie, the spoiled son of a powerful Wall Street financier, pursues his individuality in a series of comic misadventures. [The high sign] Buster becomes unwittingly involved in a radical secret society known as the Blinking Buzzards. [One week] Keaton and his bride inherit a do-it-by numbers pre-fab house, only somebody has mixed up the numbers
The four horsemen of the Apocalypse by Rex Ingram( Visual )

12 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Partly set in Argentina, partly in France this anti-German story describes the horrors of WW I as the background for a tragic story of illicit love. It was Rex Ingram's first truly successful movie and established Valentino as a star
Buster Keaton : Sherlock Jr. and Three ages( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sherlock Jr: Widely regarded as one of the most visually inventive silent comedies ever made, Sherlock Jr. offers fast-paced slapstick as well as a brilliant deconstruction of the filmmaking process. Keaton stars as a movie theater projectionist who dreams of becoming a super-sleuth and, in one breathtaking sequence, literally steps into the screen to bring his fantasies to life
Battling Butler by Buster Keaton( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Battling Butler] Alfred Butler, un homme délicat, est faussement pris pour "Battling" Butler, une boxeur renommé. [The haunted house] Buster se réfugie dans un manoir qui s'avère être hanté. [The frozen North] Buster vit de nombreuses péripéties dans le Grand Nord canadien
Three ages by Buster Keaton( Visual )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Three ages] Romantic misadventures from the dawn of man in the Stone Age, through the gladiatorial arenas of Ancient Rome to the city streets of the American Jazz Era. A clever parody of D.W. Griffith's Intolerance. [The goat] Keaton is mistaken for a nefarious gunslinger named Dead Shot Dan. [My wife's relations] A comedy of domestic turmoil that seems to reflect some of the tensions between Keaton and the Talmadges, his real life in-laws at the time
Three ages ; Goat ; My wife's relations( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Three ages] Romantic misadventures from the dawn of man in the Stone Age, through the gladiatorial arenas of Ancient Rome to the city streets of the American Jazz Era. A clever parody of D.W. Griffith's Intolerance. [The goat] Keaton is mistaken for a nefarious gunslinger named Dead Shot Dan. [My wife's relations] A comedy of domestic turmoil that seems to reflect some of the tensions between Keaton and the Talmadges, his real life in-laws at the time
Battling Butler ; The frozen north ; The haunted house( Visual )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Battling Butler] Alfred Butler, a fragile young man whose father sends him into the country where he hopes masculinity will blossom, is there mistaken for "Battling" Butler, a renowned prizefighter. Alfred carries on the ruse to impress a young lady, but his charade is soon complicated by the arrival of a true contender. [The haunted house] Buster takes refuge in a mansion rigged with a series of frightening booby traps. [The frozen North] Keaton experiences a variety of adventures in the Canadian Northwest including an attempt to rob a saloon and impersonating a Canadian Mountie
Seven chances ; Neighbors ; Balloonatic( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Seven chances] A romantically jinxed young man must marry by 7 PM to inherit seven million dollars. While fate seems to thwart his efforts to woo the object of his true affection, public announcement of his strange predicament provides him with a throng of would-be brides. [Neighbors] Buster tries to woo his tenement sweetheart in spite of the barriers that stand between them. [The balloonatic] Buster is carried by hot air from a cityside amusement park to the rustic country where he ineptly struggles for survival and again somehow manages to stumble into romance."--Container
The General by Buster Keaton( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[The general] Rejected by the Confederate Army as unfit and taken fro a coward by his beloved, Annabelle Lee (marion Mack), young Johnnie Gray (Keaton) sets out to single-handedly win the war with the help of his cherished locomotive. [The playhouse] ... Keaton portrys every member of a stage company, the entire audience and an undisciplined chimp to boot. [Cops] is the quintessential chase film
Steamboat Bill, Jr. : Convict 13 ; Daydreams( Visual )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928): Follows the adventures of a spoiled young man forced by his father to learn the ropes of riverboating. Convict 13 (1920): Keaton struggles for survival inside prison walls. Daydreams (1922): Keaton tries to find his niche by trying out various professions
Sherlock Jr. ; and, Three ages( Visual )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sherlock Jr.: A movie theater projectionist who dreams of becoming a super-sleuth brings his fantasies to life; Three ages: Man's quest for love is played out in the Stone Age, ancient Rome, and the Jazz Age
Three ages ; The goat ; My wife's relations( Visual )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Three ages (a parody of D.W. Griffith's Intolerance), Buster Keaton's hard-luck character blunders through time from the dawn of man in the Stone Age, through the gladiatorial arenas of Ancient Rome to the city streets of the American Jazz Era. In The goat, Keaton is mistaken for a nefarious gunslinger named Dead Eye Dan. In My wife's relations, a comedy of domestic turmoil revolves around a man's in-laws
 
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controlled identityMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Metro Pictures bedrijf uit Verenigde Staten van Amerika

Metro Pictures Corporation

مترو پیکچرز

メトロ・ピクチャーズ

大都會電影公司

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English (105)